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Department Seminars

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Seminars – Spring 2017

Seminars will be held at 4:30 pm each Thursday. The specific meeting room for each seminar is listed along with the speaker information on Blackboard for students enrolled in CHEM 490/790.

PLEASE BE ON TIME! Changes in the topic, location or date will be announced at the previous seminar and posted in hard copy outside the Chem & Biochem Department office, Planetary Hall room 303, and in Blackboard. All graduate students are expected to attend all seminars, whether registered or not. CHEM 790/490 is an attendance/participation based course. It is your responsibility to sign the attendance sheet.

You must have at least 90% attendance to get A, 80% for B, 70% for C, and <70% for F.

In addition, you must submit a summary page of the seminar you have attended. This should be in your own words demonstrating your interest and understanding. You could use available on the topic. The hard copy summary is due during the next seminar. Students who need to present a seminar as a requirement for the MS or PhD should schedule a date one semester in since the schedule fills quickly.

Seminars are teleconferenced. Attend either campus, Fairfax or Prince William.

LOCATION on campuses:
Fairfax campus, Innovation 131
Prince William campus, Bull Run Hall, 258

TIME: Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm

CHEM 490/790 Spring 2017 Schedule

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION TITLE
2/2 Dr. Young-Ok You GMU Seminar Introduction
2/9 Katharine Boni GMU Using Carbon Nanotubes in Separating Middle Distillate Fuels; M.S. Candidate
2/16 Dr. Peter Nemes George Washington University A Mass Spectrometry Leap to Early Vertebrate Embryonic Development
2/23 Amanda Haymond GMU Development of Novel Antibiotics: Targeting the First Two Enzymes in the Methyl Erythritol Phosphate Pathway, DXP Reductoisomerase (IspC) and MEP Cytidylyltransferase (IspD.); Doctoral Candidate (Dr. Robin Couch, advisor)
3/2 Dr. An Song University of Maryland, Baltimore County A regulatory metabolic complex for glucose metabolism in living cells: the glucosome
3/9 Dr. David R. Calabrese National Institutes of Health Selectively Targeting MYC G-Quadruplex with a Nucleic Acid Binding Small Molecules
3/23 Dr. Patricia Legler U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Proteolytic cleavage of TRIM14by the VEEV Nonstructural Protein 2 Cysteine Protease
3/30 Dr. Feng Lin Virginia Tech Controlling the Surface Chemistry of Cathode Materials for High Energy Rechargeable Batteries
4/6 Kyung-Hyeon Lee GMU Structural and Enzymatic characterization of Leukotriene A4 hydrolase in complex with 4MDM; Doctoral Candidate (Dr. Mikell Paige, advisor)
4/13 Saswata Kumar Sahoo GMU Rational Design of Variants of Short Antimicrobial Peptides derived from Snake Cathelicidin (Dr. Barney Bishop, advisor)
4/20 Dr. Minjoung Kyung University of Maryland, Baltimore County  Quantitative analysis of dynamic macromolecular complexes
4/27 Kyu-Ah Kim GMU Design and Synthesis of Mitochondrial Citrate Carrier Protein Inhibitors for Treating Lung Cancer AND Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of Interleukin-1β Protein-Protein Interactions for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis; Doctoral Candidate (Dr. Mikell Paige, advisor)
5/4 Edgar Rodriguez GMU Novel Processes to Quantify Protein in Visceral Adipose Tissue and Use to Evaluate Disease Pathogenesis; Doctoral Candidate (Dr. Barney Bishop, advisor)
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